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Boise, Idaho’s very own Colby Thueson comes in way hot with a set of oil cans he’s documenting from his dad’s garage. His dad’s a “car guy” and has one hell of a collection, and what yer seeing above is but one of the old oil cans in the shop.

Here’s what Colby had to say in his transmission he sent in, “Just compare these designs to the plastic oil bottles of today… I think it further examines your theory that “America is Fucked.” Indeed. Sad as hell, really. The march of so-called graphic progress just eats up everything beautiful along the way. It’s time to take it back.

Here’s five more from the collection:

01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05

Thanks, Cody! Go hug yer dad right now.

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DA SPAZIO: 1560, count ‘em, 1560 Italian Science Fiction pulp covers. Quella è una grande collezione! (Sent in by Kris at Black Cap Studio in Lyndeborough, New Hampshire. Thanks, man! Don’t take any shit from those snooty Vermonters to the west!)

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KING OF THE BREEDS: The cutest little Dackel in the whole wide world. You gotta scroll down some.

Brought to my attention by Matt Payson over at Wieden + Kennedy, an up-and-coming design shop here in Portland. You might’ve heard of them?

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BEEN TO THIS SITE SO MANY TIMES: Record Envelope - The Little Library of Factory Sleeves For example, this gem right here.

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SERIOUS SUCTION: If this one doesn’t warrant a, “Whoa, that shit is fucked up…” then I don’t know what does. (Thanks for messing up my day, Mr. Eller.)

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THE GUY WHO MADE THE VINYL DOCUMENTARY WE SAW LAST NIGHT: Alan Zweig talks about documentaries and his life and other stuff. By the way, the film was incredible.

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WHAT WE’RE GOING TO SEE THIS WEEKEND: The Story of Anvil. Been waiting awhile for this one.

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ON THE PLAYER: Singer/songwriter kind of day…

01. Greg Brown - Greatest Hits
02. Gordon Lightfoot - Gord’s Gold
03. Bill Fox - Transit Byzantium
04. Guy Clark - The Essential Guy Clark
05. Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan


There Are 6 Comments

Re: the implosion video, the complete opposite:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamichael/3424465147/

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Posted by: eric on 04/23/09 at 12:34 PM

Re: the implosion video, the complete opposite:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/grahamichael/3424465147/

(via kottke)

Posted by: eric on 04/23/09 at 12:34 PM

Colby’s Dad has some nice cans. Those are great, you should send that kid a DDC Hair Organizer. I remember my Dad showing me how to plunge the metal spout into the top of those cans. Messy as hell, but satisfying for a kid learnin’ the car stuff.

Posted by: Andy on 04/23/09 at 12:47 PM

Ahoy, Mr Draplin — I caught Mr. Zweig at the Minneapolis Doc Fest a few years back when he screened I, Curmudgeon. You’d love it… check it out if you get a chance.

Posted by: robert on 04/23/09 at 1:34 PM

Oildom’s Oiliest Oil!!! Incredible!

Posted by: danblack on 04/23/09 at 1:36 PM

now that’s some can!
love the ben franklin one too.
found a cafe up near Lake Arrowhead that has old coffee signs, including one for Arbuckles that says “It Smells Good Daddy” (sic) and one for fried chicken, €œserved unjointed without silverware.€ is there any other way?
http://moonquake.org/2009/03/yes-daddy-drink-up/

Posted by: angie lee on 04/24/09 at 11:12 AM
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